IFSA University College Cork Partnership

Cork, Ireland


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: October 1

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About University College Cork

Known for their rebellious nature and thick Irish accents, Cork people are passionate about their home. UCC boasts an ethos of independent thinking that reflects Cork's local culture. Engage in lively debates in the classroom, take part in Cork's eclectic music scene, and do your weekly shop at the English Market.

University College Cork Benefits

  • Beautiful campus with new facilities (including a gym equipped for student athletes)
  • County Cork is truly one of a kind, offering a distinct Irish experience in the second largest city in Ireland
  • Enjoy a welcoming, friendly environment with more than 100 clubs and societies
  • Early-start program is available for fall and academic year, with six different courses to choose from

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University College Cork Partnership


Explore available courses on the University College Cork's online course catalog. Filter by semester: semester 1 (fall), semester 2 (spring), and year long (academic year). An early start option is available for fall and year students. 

Credit Conversions

A full course load for a semester at University College Cork is 30 UCC credits, or 15 U.S. semester credit hours. Most courses are 5 UCC credits. The Early Start option is worth 5 UCC credits and the internship is worth 2.5 UCC credits.

1 ECTS credit = .5 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Special Curriculum Options

Early Start students choose one course from among six options. Click on the links below to learn more about the course options:

Talk with your program advisor about supplemental tuition, housing and personal costs for the Early Start program.
Course Restrictions
There is a quota on the number of modules visiting students can follow in this department. Students will be allowed to take 15 UCC modular credits for a semester and/or 25 UCC modular credits for a full year.
Listed under applied psychology in the book of modules. Please read the notes at the beginning of the applied psychology section for information about course restrictions.
These modules are unavailable to study abroad students with the exception of FX3007 Seminar on Film Studies.
Students who wish to enroll in music courses must pre-register for these courses online before arriving in Ireland. Please contact your program advisor if you are interested in taking any music courses at Cork. If you plan to take all your courses in the music department, please note that you will incur a supplemental fee that will be billed after your enrollment is confirmed.
If all of your courses fall into one of these departments, you will incur a supplemental fee that will be billed after your enrollment is confirmed.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University College Cork Partnership
Accounting Advertising American History Anatomy/Physiology Ancient/Medieval History Animal Science / Wildlife Management Archaeology Art History Asian Studies Biochemistry Biology Biotechnology Botany/Plant Science Business Chemistry Chinese Civil Engineering Classics Computer Science Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Early Childhood Education Earth Science Ecology Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies Film Production Finance Food Science/Nutrition French Genetics Geography Geology German Greek (Modern and Classical) Health Education History Human and Child Development Irish / Gaelic Italian Law/Legal Studies Management Management Information Systems Marketing Mathematics Microbiology Molecular and Cellular Biology Music Performance Music Studies Pharmacy/Pharmacology Philosophy Physical Education/Sports Studies Physics Political Science Public/Global Health Religious Studies Sculpture Secondary Education Social Policy Social Work Sociology Spanish Statistics Theater/Drama

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
You will have access to kitchen facilities and supplies( pots, pans, plates, cutlery, etc.) to prepare your own meals. If you tire of cooking, you will be able to find meals in restaurants and cafes on and near campus.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

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Kendall Hook

Program Advisor - Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Italy

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Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Maria Keane

Resident Director, Ireland

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Academic Affairs Director

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Jazzy Benson

Academic Affairs Coordinator and Instructional Resource Specialist

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Dates and Fees

Fall 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
Early Start: August 13, 2019 Regular Start: September 1, 2019
Program End Date
December 21, 2019

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Students enrolled in the Early Start program will incur a supplemental fee of $2,000 for tuition and housing. They should also expect an additional $640 in personal costs.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Spring 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 7, 2019
Program End Date
May 11, 2019

Program Fees

$14, 675
Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

$1,620 Early Start: $1,900
Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
$210 Early Start: $250
Personal Expenses
$2,100 Early Start: $2,420
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$5,750 Early Start: $6,390